Comments by Suzanne Black
Oops, sorry, Bill--correction to my last message: I initially replied to your question in Barry's news story Legal costs of closing parks likely to exceed savings, since the legal implications of the memo that was apparently leaked from the State Parks legal department will certainly be discussed at the hearing.
Thank you, Bill! I got an email copy of your message but your comment wasn't posted here this morning when I looked. So I responded to your question in another comment to my Letter: Someone asked me why I sent the email printed here in the Letters section 9/21/09 to Assemblymember Jared Huffman instead of to Gov. Schwarzenegger when Mr. Huffman is a proponent of keeping the parks open and the Governor is the one who is forcing closure. Here’s why: 1. As Chair of the Assembly Water, Parks & Wildlife…
Someone asked me why I sent the email printed here in the Letters section 9/21/09 to Assemblymember Jared Huffman instead of to Gov. Schwarzenegger when Mr. Huffman is a proponent of keeping the parks open and the Governor is the one who is forcing closure. Here's why: 1. As Chair of the Assembly Water, Parks & Wildlife Committee, Mr. Huffman is holding a hearing today to examine the implications of the liabilities and concerns expressed in the leaked memo prepared for the State Parks legal office.…
Thank you, Kevin! I'm glad to report there is intelligent life--in San Rafael. I wrote to the alternate address on Huffman's website: Dear Ms. Callaway, It seems to be impossible for a member of the public to contact Mr. Huffman about the subject of this meeting if you do not live in his district. His committee,however, serves the entire state. Accordingly, I wonder if you would kindly forward to him this message, which I've tried to send in other email channels to no avail. Thank you! The reply…
I just watched Darin Boville's entire video of Rep. Speier's townhall meeting. I think he deserves a Public Service award for creating it and making it so quickly available online for those of us who could not be present yesterday. Rep. Speier's statements and responses to questions were well-informed, respectful and insightful. Lots of clear explanations were given, lots of misinformation and myths dispelled. The questions and statements from the audience were respectful, sincere, and in some cases,…
What time is the meeting on Aug 6 at Cunha Intermediate?
"SamTrans proposes to cut Coastside bus service, public meeting Thurs, Aug 6"
Bravo, Kevin! You may have given other people in other places a great idea to help our parks and beaches.
Stienstra's article is dated June 11, 2009--old and hopefully outdated news. Here is an email update on the budget and the parks that I just received from the Calfornia State Parks Foundation http://www.calparks.org: "As you may have heard, last night the Big 5 (Governor Schwarzenegger plus the Democratic and Republican leaders in the State Senate and Assembly) announced they have reached a deal on the state budget. The details are not yet in print, but several sources are confirming that $70 million…
It looks like a really interesting book. I went to the website but nowhere is the price given. (I know there's a phone number, but I expected more info on the website!)
Maybe it's not a Pom?
Great pix, Cheri--as always. That Pomeranian (I think) is too much; I adore that breed!
Lots of parents are going to be real thrilled with the pix of their children.
Excuse me, Mr. Kirkpatrick, but I don't see what your comment has to do with this topic about the Governor's proposal to close 223 state parks in California, some 17 of which are in San Mateo County. Not just Half Moon Bay, but **the entire county**...not to mention **the entire state**.
Perhaps you meant to reply to some other topic.
I don't really know "how you close a state beach." I guess you lock the toilets, turn off the water, bar the parking lots, close the campgrounds, ignore the garbage on the beach and trails, ignore the dog, horse etc. poop, ignore the beach fires and homeless camps, ignore any threats to public safety and to wildlife, forget the children's education programs and campfire programs and family camping vacations in the great out of doors (and the income that generates). Oh, and yes, fire all the rangers…
Here's a link to the flyer I mentioned:
[Dr. Weiss' Flyer re Med Center Meeting on MontaraFog]
Hope this works!
If you follow the link in the notice above your comment to Montara Fog and then to its discussion group, you'll find several posts from Dr. Grant Weiss, including the flyer for the meeting. Contact info (telephone, email) is listed on that flyer. I'm sure the group that has formed will be happy for more help.
I missed an earlier nature tour organized by the Coastside Land Trust, and I was delighted by this one, despite the fog. Thanks to Gary Deghi (Wildlife Biologist), Avis Boutell and Sandy Frost (CA State Parks Volunteers & Naturalists), and Liz Allison (Railroad Historian), our docents for the tour, I managed to list one S.F. garter snake, one Savannah Sparrow, and about 35 plants I listed from memory when I got home and looked them up. Thanks to all for educating us about the joys of living in an…
These are wonderful! I was working in the Senior Coastsiders booth in the food court and didn't get to see the parade of big and little kids. Thanks!
Thanks for providing this pdf. And thanks to Toni for the photography, research and effort to make this guide. I spend a lot of time walking out there; this will be very helpful and handy!
These are wonderful, every single one. Thank you!
Posted on March 21, yet "Please write or fax Senator Steinberg and send a copy to Senator Ducheny. We recommend faxing as all letters must be received by March 18th." This notice wasn't posted anywhere else that I've seen. Who's on first?
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